[PAST EVENT] Pipa Solo Concert

July 15, 2016
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ewell Hall
221 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Come and listen to the enchanting sounds of pipa, a traditional Chinese music instrument, played by WMCI Volunteer Teacher Mengxia Zhang. With over 2000 years of history in China, the lute-like pipa is shaped like half of a pear and takes its name from ?pi? and ?pa?, meaning ?plucking forward? and ?plucking backward?, respectively. Mengxia Zhang is currently a graduate student at Beijing Normal University majoring in Musicology, specializing in playing and teaching traditional Chinese musical instruments-- specifically the pipa and ruan. She has won many national awards in China and participated in numerous international exchanges, including the 2011 Confucius Institute Performance Tour.

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